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  •  Heritage and AEI (11+ / 0-)

    being "the serious" conservative thinktanks was always a sick joke the Village media unleashed on us since the dawn of the Reagan years. Masters of the blizzard of bullshit, they put out reports with a ton of numbers and statistics that don't necessarily have any other function but to pad the nonsense to be peddled with a slew of numbers and data. It must be true, they have tons of numbers and grafts and diagrams in it! Cue CNN or the AP citing them as a source to launch news coverage.

    The American Enterprise Institute has been hacktacular since I was a boy.

    In a way, what Jim DeMint did to the Heritage Foundation, essentially dropping the beard of Very Serious People-ness from the outfit was doing us all a great favor. The only difference between Heritage Action and Heritage is that Chuck Todd or David Gregory thinks Heritage Action has Unserious cooties.

    It's the same shit, minus the Very Serious Person pandering package.

    They are propaganda mills funded by the same billionaires that fund the Tea Party and who funded the Arkansas Project during the Clinton years.

    We could probably use a Jim DeMint at AEI.

    God knows the Iraq War and the near Great Depression their ideological cult helped spawn didn't diminish their influence.

    “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.” — Auric Goldfinger

    by LeftHandedMan on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 02:12:47 AM PDT

    •  Yep - they're one of the "think tanks" that (5+ / 0-)

      regularly spew noxious fumes to cloud the minds of anyone silly enough not open the window to clear the air and let the light shine in.

      Sometimes, the shucksters just phone it in - like in the drivel I highlight above. It's like they're going for volume (in terms of gallons, vs. sound) in order to overwhelm anyone they can, and they don't seem to expect to have much or any fact-checking or resistance.

      The verbal "fling-foo" was very unremarkable - sub-par. But still needed to be called out (IMO)...sometimes, you can't let this stuff sit, or it stains the walls and floors it's been flung against.  

       ;)

      ...thanks for commenting!

    •  FDR Years. AEI Founded 1938 (5+ / 0-)

      I wonder why a pro big corporation lobby organization would've formed in the 30's? They'd done so much for us already. Ford and Scalia joined in the mid 70's.

      Nixon years for Heritage, founded by Coors & Weyrich friends early 70's on the impetus of the Powell Memorandum.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 04:56:42 AM PDT

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